10 Reasons Why I Want To Be An American Ninja Warrior: Season 10

I started this blog post many months ago, close to the beginning of my journey.  I’ve added to it here and there, and it’s interesting to look back and see how my motivation has evolved throughout the process.  The main driving points haven’t changed, but there are a few things that don’t matter so much anymore, and some new motivations have emerged that weren’t there at the beginning.  In no particular order, here’s the top 10 reasons why I want to be on American Ninja Warrior Season 10.

  1. I want to inspire other moms with young kiddos, especially multiples, to get out there and get started on their journeys.  Whatever journey that may be.  Often times when you have a baby, or multiple small kids, you kind of get in this overwhelming funk of the day to day.  Postpartum depression is real.  And mommy-hood can be brutal.  Moms are so mean, so competitive, and so condescending to each other.  Social media often seems to be the death of decency and kindness.  But having a challenge, a cool goal to work towards, can help clear away the fog and make everything better.  Whether someone wants to be on ANW, or learn photography, or go back to school, I want to inspire other mommy’s that it’s possible.  Even with a bunch of kids in tow.
  2. I’m a competitive person, and I love a challenge.  The ANW course looks like so much fun, super challenging, and I want a shot at it.
  3. What a cool thing to be able to say you did.  Someday when I’m old and senile, I can show my great-grandkids what I did once, and hopefully it’ll make them think I’m kind of cool.  Or at least that I was kind of cool once.
  4. I love my kids.  I do.  I love being a mom.  But I’m at the point in my life where I want to do something for me.  I want to be something more than just the person that changes diapers, makes meals, and referres fighting siblings.  Perhaps I’m having a mid-life crisis.
  5. I want to make a goal, work hard for it, and accomplish it.  To be able to say, ‘yeah, I did that’.
  6. I need an outside interest.  Something to be proud of.  And I want my family to be proud of me.
  7. I want to show my kids that they can do anything they set their mind to.  Make a goal, work really hard, and accomplish it.  Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old, too young, too short, too tall, not quick enough, not smart enough, not _________ enough.  Believe in yourself and work hard.  You can move mountains.
  8. I want to overcome fears.  The fear of new things and new people.  The fear of failure.  The fear of putting myself out there.  I’ve already made huge strides toward this goal just in the process of training for ninja warrior.
  9. I want to see what my body is capable of.  I’ve already seen the miracles it can do just giving life to, and carrying, twins.  I want to see what it’s capable on the other side of the spectrum.
  10. I want to meet some really cool people.  And let’s be real.  All those ninjas on TV?  They seem pretty dadgum cool.
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